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React Front End Software Engineer (16146)

Fort Collins, CO

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is the premier federal agency charged with protecting and enhancing America's treasured fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats. USFWS works for the perpetuation of diverse and abundant wildlife because biodiversity is essential to maintaining the health of our environment, our families, and our economy.

USFWS maintains a network of public lands totaling upwards of 150 million acres split into 8 geographic regions and nearly 700 field stations.

We are seeking a React Front End Software Engineer to help support the efforts of the USFWS. Our team is the steward of two exceptional software products: public facing IPaC (Information Planning, and Consultation); and internally facing EPM (Effect Pathways Manager), which helps biologists break down the effects of industry activities on threatened and endangered species. Both products continue to enjoy high demand and funding for development of new features.

Work on the IPaC team has a fast impact on the success of the USFWS products. This work directly correlates with the success of natural resources conservation and we see the product of our time, energy, and creativity making a difference.

We follow Agile practices and enjoy a close partnership with our client/business team/product owner.


  • Develop modern, front-end, public-facing web apps using Javascript and React.js
  • Build reusable components and front-end libraries for future use
  • Gather and understand business requirements and translate them into technical requirements
  • Develop designs and wireframes and translating them into high quality code
  • Implement responsiveness for maximum performance across a vast array of web-capable devices and browsers
  • Write unit tests and be an advocate for highly testable code


  • None


  • Education: Degree in a related discipline (e.g., computer science) or a proven track record of out-performing CS graduates.
  • Extensive experience with JavaScript and its ecosystem
  • Extensive experience with React.js
  • Extensive experience with RESTful APIs
  • Experience with common front-end toolchains such as Babel, Webpack, NPM, Sass, etc.
  • Experience with code version management tools (primarily Git, Github, Bitbucket, etc.)
  • Experience with development of enterprise grade applications deployed to production environments
  • Experience with and enjoyment of direct interaction with business management, product owners, and application end users
  • Bonus experience: Experience with popular React.js state management frameworks (such as Flux or Redux)
  • Bonus experience: Familiarity with Test Driven Development, frameworks such as Jest
  • Bonus experience: Experience with and an interest in back end development (primarily in Java)
  • Bonus experience: Experience with functional programming (Pure functions, immutability, etc…)
  • Bonus experience: Experience with Groovy / Grails
  • Bonus experience: Experience with, and an understanding of the challenges that come with working in government contract environments
  • Bonus experience: Experience with Jira
  • Bonus experience: Strong working knowledge of SCRUM practices
  • Bonus experience: A knack for benchmarking and optimization


  • JavaScript, React.js, RESTful APIs, Babel, Webpack, NPM, Sass, Git, Github, Bitbucket, Groovy/Grails
  • A passion for excellence in UI and UX design
  • Outstanding organization, time management, and communication skills with proven ability to work with and positively contribute to an open, participatory, highly consensus-driven team.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Strong working knowledge of SCRUM practices


  • This position is primarily in a secured federal office setting, a controlled office environment.


With $400 million in annual revenue, 20% growth per year, approximately 950+ active contracts serving 60+ government agencies in 25 countries, 47 states, 2 territories and 2000+ employees, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) group of Federal Contracting Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level departments and agencies – from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense.

Why consider Cherokee Nation and our Federal Solutions business? Here are some great resources highlighting what we do and compelling reasons for joining our team!

Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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